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The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.
The Senior Solutions Architect works with clients both in a pre-sale and post-sale capacity. During pre-sales, the architect works with other solutions architects, industry representatives, deal teams, and delivery teams to ensure the IBM solutions meets the requirements in the Request for Proposal (RFP). Additionally, the architect works across IBM lines of business to influence client technical strategy to position IBM solutions and offerings for opportunities within the client ecosystem. From a post-sales perspective, the solution architect is responsible for ensuring the solution is well documented and communicated to MSCS delivery teams, offering owners, and project managers. The architect is the senior technical focal point for the deal from pre-sales up to steady-state delivery.
Candidates must have the ability to obtain a US DoD Secret clearance. Preferred work locations include Dallas, TX, Boulder, CO, or Raleigh, NC.
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High School Diploma/GED
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State / Province
Primary job category
(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?
Up to 25% or 2 days a week (home on weekends- based on project requirements)
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City / Township / Village
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
· Network Architecture and Design – 7 years
· Experience architecting, implementing, and troubleshooting VMware network environments (NSX) – 3 years
· Systems Administration, Engineering, and Architecture – 10 years
· Cloud solutions design and implementation – 5 years
· Storage, backup, and recovery administration/engineering/architecture experience – 3 years
· Demonstrated ability to create architecture artifacts, design documents, and other formal documentation
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Ability to obtain a US DoD Secret clearance
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
· CCNP or equivalent hands-on networking experience
· Hands on experience with NSX-T and NSX-V
· Familiarity with OpenShift SDN - MCSA/MCSE/RHCE/VCP or equivalent hands-on systems administration experience
· 2+ years hands on experience delivering cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, Google, or VMware)
· 2+ years hands on experience delivering container solutions using Docker and/or Kubernetes - IBM Design Thinking Badge or equivalent certification
Secondary Job Category
· US Citizenship
Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire
US Citizenship required.
As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.
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